The Green Abyss: Megatransect Part II (cover choice, left)
Pushing through the heart of the African jungle, ecologist Michael Fay continues his unprecedented trek.
Deep in the Congo a sunny glade attracts gorillas, elephants, antelope, andfor six weeksa dogged photographer.
The Treasured Islands of Palmyra
A Pacific island paradise, one of the worlds premier seabird breeding sites, has won protection thanks to a private conservation group.
Moche Burials Uncovered
Extravagant grave goods add to the mystery of this ancient people of Peru.
Indonesia: Living Dangerously (cover choice, center)
Religious zealots and regional separatists force the issue: Can the far-flung nation hold together?
William Bartram: A Naturalists Vision of Frontier America
An American naturalist explored the South just before the Revolutionary War and left a legacy of art and writings that shaped a young nations appreciation of its beauty.
ZipUSA: Rico, Colorado 81332 (cover choice, right)
It could be the next Telluride, but for now this tiny mountain town likes its edges rough.